Portfolio Synopsis

Our portfolio emphasizes the connection between land, fruit, and the artisans who craft their wines with honesty, respect, and terroir-specificity. Over the years, we have cultivated a collection of wines selected by eight importers, our own hand-picked direct imports, and wine in other formats. Our Italian selections, driven by tradition and the relationship between food and wine, have grown to represent nearly all of the country’s 20 regions.

We’ve greatly expanded our French selections to further our collection of wines from vignerons who farm with respect for soil life and the environment, and who produce wines without additives or unnecessary manipulation. Wines, in other words, that focus on terroir and honesty. We are continuing down this path into other regions as well, including Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, the United States, and beyond.

What Is Natural Wine?

Natural wines are low-tech or no-tech. They are handmade wines in the truest sense of the word, produced by a group of passionate winemakers that go one step further than organic and biodynamic methods. In practice, this means no laboratory yeasts, enzymes, sugar, or artificial concentrators. Acidification is not used, no sulfites are added during fermentation, and the wines are aged and bottled without stabilizers, excessive filtering, or sulfites.

Jenny Lefcourt, Founder
Jenny & François Selections

Handcrafted

Natural wines are crafted by grower-producers who take special care to reduce yields, handpick the grapes, avoid pumps or other rough treatment of their harvest, and plow the earth between the vines, which forces the roots to dive down in a thirsty quest for terroir. Natural wines are pure wines, real wines, wines from the terroir that satisfy the soul, the needs of the environment, and the thirst of the consumer.

Importers

At Artisan’s Cellar, we take pride in bringing our customers the best wine available on the market. Together with our importers, we look for wine that is crafted with respect for the environment.

Enotria Wine Imports
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Enotria Wine Imports

Enotria Wine Imports specializes in importing hand-crafted Italian wines from family-owned vineyards. With a focus on some of Italy’s smaller, lesser-known regions, their wines are wonderful examples of terroir.

Indie Wineries
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Indie Wineries

Indie Wineries was founded by New York native Summer Wolff, driven by passion for wine and the stories behind the bottle. Starting out with just a handful of producers, Indie continues to scour the globe to find the wine world’s hidden gems, assuring the quality, uniqueness, charm, and taste each small winery has to offer.

Jenny & François Selections
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Jenny & François Selections

Jenny & François Selections has been importing natural wines to the US for over a decade. Starting out with a portfolio made up, in a large part, of small French vineyards, J&F are now representing some of the best, small production, natural wines found in the US.

Tricana Imports
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Tricana Imports

Tricana Imports has been growing its portfolio since the late 1970’s. They now have more than 125 different wines from more than 35 producers throughout Italy. No smoke and mirrors here, just Old World wines vinified the same way for hundreds of years, brought right to the table.

The Artisan Collection
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The Artisan Collection

The Artisan Collection may share almost our exact name, but they definitely share are exact philosophies on wine traditions and authenticity. Founded by Florencio Navarro, a fourth-generation Spanish winemaker, The Artisan Collection focuses on small, family-owned wineries in both the Old and New World.

Zev Rovine Selections
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Zev Rovine Selections

Zev Rovine seeks out wines with minimal intervention to give drinkers something different and exciting. Perhaps best known for their French portfolio, made up exclusively of wines produced from organically harvested grapes, ZRS continues to grow their portfolio bringing in the world’s newest cult producers.

Maximilien Selections
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Maximilien Selections

Maximilien Selections, owned by Laurent Bonnois, originally from Versailles, has been at the forefront of importing organic and biodynamic wines for almost a decade. His portfolio is bursting with small, family producers who harvest their region’s most indigenous grape varietals.

Selections de la Viña
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Selections de la Viña

Selections de la Viña is focused on importing natural Spanish wines with a great expression of terroir. Alvaro de la Viña, originally from Spain, is making his mark in NYC as many bars and restaurants turn to organic and biodynamic wines.

Rosenthal Wine Merchant (Delaware Only)
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Rosenthal Wine Merchant (Delaware Only)

Available for our Delaware Portfolio only, Rosenthal Wine Merchant started in 1977 as a one-man retail operation, and after nearly 40 years, Neal Rosenthal continues to grow his portfolio, consisting of French and Italian wines with an emphasis on, as his personal mantra states, a “sense of place.” The small team at RWM seeks only the finest products, all of which are estate-bottled.

B. United International
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B. United International

With its wonderfully eclectic selection of sake, mead, spirits, and more, B. United imports some of the most exciting bottlings on the market today. Their team has taken the lead in introducing consumers and buyers to an entire world of unexpected and delicious beverages.

Artisan’s Cellar
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Artisan’s Cellar

We are a fully licensed importer, distributor, and winery. At our 16,000-square-foot facility in West Chester, PA, we are able to import and store thousands of wines. We represent the portfolios of several national importers and also direct import wines from wineries in Italy, California, and New York’s Finger Lakes. We are always looking to expand our portfolio with projects we feel passionate about.